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starlightchamp
07-05-2006, 02:36 PM
I was fortunate to find and talk with a long time owner of the 63 GT
I bought in March.
She got the car in 1979 as a present from her Dad (who owned over twenty Studebakers
in his collection). She told me the Ignition switch had gone south around 1985 and
was replaced with a Chevy switch. Such a travesty.
I am rewiring the car and would like to replace the assembly but neither SASCO or
SI have the whole assembly, they sell the switch but not the spring ,washer and bezel.
Any one have a spare they would part with for $$. Also can't find any one who stocks
the armrests. Both of mine are pretty bad shape.
Thank you--this is a great forum!!!

glen
07-05-2006, 02:56 PM
Have you tried these folks out of
Phoenix AZ. https://www.studebakerparts.com/
Just checking their on line inventory
they do have the Locks, springs, spacer,
the bezel is on backorder...course it's
all dependent on your part # unless they
were all generic to each other

Hope this helps...at least a try.



Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

Dan White
07-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Stephen Allen Studebaker had some arm rests, but they are hard to find depending upon the color. http://www.mystudebaker.com

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

mbstude
07-05-2006, 06:51 PM
Vinyl covered armrests can be dyed any color, I thought. There was a nice set on ebay a while back.

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
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starlightchamp
07-08-2006, 09:33 PM
Thank You All for the suggestions. I ordered rhe Ign.Sw. with a used bezel from Stephen Allen. No one has armests that I could find. The rear ones are in good shape so I will use them up front and repair the others for use in back seat area until newer can be found.
Thanks again for caring.
Dick Curtis
1959 Starlight
1963 Hawk GT in process.

mbstude
07-08-2006, 09:45 PM
Stephen Allen's is a top notch place, for sure! Greatest people to deal with to. Nice guys...

I have a question about your signature; it says you have a 59 Starlight. Are you reffering to a 59 Hawk? I didn't think there was a Starlight anything in 59.

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. South Georgia Chapter; Newsletter Editor
63 Daytona HT (project, OHV 6 engine, soon to have dual exhaust)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
Click my name and check out "Links".

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klifton1
07-09-2006, 08:59 AM
There is nothing trick about the arm rests. Any good auto upholstery
shop can redo them.
klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

imported_n/a
07-09-2006, 10:28 AM
This is after the fact in your case, but I've seen vendor(s) that handle an ignition switch bezel that is evidently turned from aluminum and polished. It functions and fits the same as the original cast-metal/plated style that is prone to breaking around the tabs that hold it. They were reasonably priced, as I recall.

starlightchamp
07-09-2006, 02:40 PM
MBSTUDE-

Just had three eye surgeries in last two months which is my excuse for
typing "59" instead of "50". Well "0" is next to "9" on the keyboard
so my 1950 Champion Starlight became an Imaginary car. Sorry.
Dick Curtis
1950 Starlight
1963 Hawk Gt